The course teaches latest achievements in the physical modeling and numerical simulation using the Finite Element (FE) method for coupled field problems, as arising in mechatronic systems (e.g., electromagnetic brake systems, eddy current brakes, flow induced sound of air-conditioning systems, induction heating systems, etc.). Graduate students will have the following knowledge:

The accurate modeling of mechatronic systems leads to so-called multi-field problems, which are described by a system of non-linear partial differential equations. These systems cannot be solved analytically and thus numerical calculation schemes have to be applied. Thereby, the finite element (FE) method has been established as the standard method for numerically solving the coupled system of partial differential equations describing the physical fields including their couplings.

Students will discuss and simulate various physical applications. In detail, the course will teach the physical / mathematical modelling and its FE simulation of the following coupled fields

Aeroacoustics

Electromagnetics-mechanics

Elektromagnetics-Heat